Tata Scholarship - Cornell University

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The Tata Education and Development Trust, which is associated with the Tata Group, majorly focuses to divide the financial load of the students who are willing to hone their skills and prepare well for a bright future. Over USD 25 million have been endowed by the trust which will allow Cornell University Tata Scholarship to provide funds to UG students from all over India. 

The Cornell University Tata Scholarship program awards approximately 20 scholarships to Indian students. Through this, the trust ensures that academically excellent students from India have access to Cornell University, regardless of their financial conditions. The Tata scholarship amount will be awarded annually for the four-year program. The scholarship amount covers the expense for tuition fees and annual course fees.

Type of FundingPrivate
Scholarship TypeNeed-based
Establishment Year1919
Course LevelUndergraduate
Eligible CandidatesIndian students offered admission at Cornell University
Number of Students Selected20
Official WebsiteTata Scholarship Cornell University

The Tata Cornell Scholarship program is applicable for all the Cornell Undergraduate degree programs. However, preference will be given to students accepted for the following undergraduate degree programs:

For B.Arch students, the university only offers the scholarship for eight semesters. Moreover, scholarship funds are not applicable for dual-degree programs or additional semesters.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Need-Based, College-Specific, Full-Ride-Scholarships
Offered byTrust
OrganizationTATA Trust
Application DeadlinePassed
No. of Scholarships20
AmountVariable
RenewabilityYes, Yearly
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://www.tatatrusts.org

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the UG Tata Scholarship at Cornell University, an applicant must fulfill the eligibility criteria given below:

  • Nationality: Must an Indian citizen/resident.
  • Be a pass out from any Indian senior secondary school.
  • Financial Requirement: Must qualify for need-based financial aid.
  • English Language Proficiency: Must submit either TOEFL or IELTS score.
    • TOEFL-iBT: 100
    • IELTS: 7.0
  • Admission Status: Must have an admission offer from Cornell University for any undergraduate degree program.

Prospective applicants must note that special preference will be given to students from art, engineering, agriculture, applied economics and management, biological science, life science, and other science students.


Application Process

The students are supposed to complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) profile to fulfill the requirements of the application process. The scholarship form will be accessible to the students from November 2019. As a part of the application process, students must complete two application forms before March 2020:

  • Cornell University Tata Scholarship Application
  • Need-based Financial Aid Form for International Students 

Some important details to be provided at the time of the application are:

  • Self-income and parent’s income
  • Noncustodial parent asset and income
  • Citizenship documents
  • Photocopy of the Passport

Selection Process

Selections for Cornell University Tata Scholarships are based on the following factors:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Family income
  • Citizenship
  • ELP score

Recipients of the scholarship will be funded for the duration of their Cornell undergraduate program. 


Grant Details

The partnership between Cornell University and the Tata Trust provides the students with a wide scope to pursue a professional degree program at a globally recognized university. Each year, 20 Indian students are supported under this scholarship. However, the Cornell University Tata Scholarship amount only covers the recipient’s tuition and fees. 

Since this a need-based scholarship, it is ensured that the recipients receive funding to complete their four-year undergraduate degree. For programs that require ten-semesters of full-time enrollment (for instance B.Arch), funds are available for eight semesters only. Scholarship applications for the upcoming session will be accepted from November 2019 to March 2020.
 

Contact Details

Address: Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment, 203 Day Hall, Cornell University
Telephone: 607-255-5145; Fax: 607-255-6329
Mailing ID: Finaid@cornell.edu
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Counselors Available: Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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